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Why Bother to Knock (1961)

Don't Bother to Knock (original title)
A romantically active travel agent gives all of his girlfriends keys to his flat - too many to keep count of.


Cyril Frankel


Clifford Hanley (novel), Denis Cannan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Todd ... Bill
Nicole Maurey ... Lucille
Elke Sommer ... Ingrid
June Thorburn ... Stella
Rik Battaglia ... Giulio
Judith Anderson ... Maggie
Dawn Beret Dawn Beret ... Harry
Scot Finch Scot Finch ... Perry
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Mother
John Le Mesurier ... Father
Colin Gordon ... Rolsom
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ... Ian
Ronald Fraser ... Fred
Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan ... Al (as Tom Duggan)
Michael Shepley ... Colonel


A romantically active travel agent gives all of his girlfriends keys to his flat - too many to keep count of.

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Elke Sommer...The "Shot in the Dark" girl gives SEX a shot in the arm!




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Amanda Barrie was credited as Amanda Barry See more »


Although Bill Ferguson's (Richard Todd) travel agency and apartment are located in Edinburgh, Scotland, his white Jaguar XK150 carries the number plate, VUL 867, which is a central London registration. Similarly, the Rolls Royce taxi (yes, there were Rolls Royce taxis in Edinburgh in the 1950s and later) carries the number plate NDP 63, which indicates it was registered in Reading in Berkshire in the Thames Valley, in south east England. See more »

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Don't Bother To Watch
3 December 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This is a sex comedy without the sex and without the comedy.It is suspiciously like the big success of the early sixties,Boeing Boeing.It is a failed attempt by Richard Todd to reignite his career as a light comedian.He was 42 at the time and tries to romance girls half his age.A big surprise is seeing Judith Anderson in rubbish such as this.No wonder Todd made no further attempt at comedy. Incidentally in response to another reviewer Boeing Boeing was first performed on stage,3years before this film

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Release Date:

2 February 1962 (Finland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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